Fela Kuti, Jewish food and The Great Gatsby are just some of the reasons why the rainy weather ahead ain’t keeping us in this weekend – so throw on the wellies and head out to tuck into this cultural smorgasbord of music, ballet, exhibitions, film – plus a curious late night at the Wellcome Collection that’s nothing to be “sniffed” at.
We’ve got a pretty broad spectrum of arty events for your delight this weekend, from the glossy Sundance festival at the O2 to an indie food & flicks night around the east side and an ingenious exhibition popping up in Camden
In the decade between the first and last Harry Potter films (2001-2011) the UK saw a 61 per cent increase in revenue at the box office, with British independent films more than tripling their market share.
Yet despite the continuing success of cinema in the UK, there seems to be a growing concern regarding the rising price of a night out at our nation’s multiplexes.
Just as the temperature drops, a brand new film festival dedicated to flicks from the colder climes of Europe sweeps into town, while Somerset House are giving ice skaters another reason to visit thanks to the dazzling couture of Valentino. Elsewhere, this weekend is a great chance to check out Alan Yau’s new Thai [...]
Just when you thought The Cultural Exposé’s handpicked weekends couldn’t get any more varied, the next three days has ensured we’ll be having a ball celebrating Japanese culture
This weekend sees the Southbank Centre declare the arrival of winter with its annual festival dedicated to all things Chrismassy. While those not quite ready to get into the spirit of it all can enjoy a street photography workshop in the East, a flick about graffiti writers, fried chicken in Brixton and a unusual dedication to the beauty of dancing on ice.
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: autumn always offers the best events in the capital – so after combing through a number of fun and curious going-ons, we’ve curated a weekend that features sausages, Ferris Bueller, international street art, a 20-year-old film fest, dinosaurs, democratic storytelling – and the chance to check out the most innovative writing this side of the Thames. Godspeed friends, godspeed.
Anyone who regularly shells out the money to buy or rent DVDs will be aware of the advert that appears before the film warning you that piracy is a crime akin to stealing a car or a handbag. These adverts are not only hilariously over-embellished to the point of parody, but are also clearly hitting the wrong target because they’re directed at the ‘honest’ audience members who have paid money to watch a film at home.
We’ve dedicated the next three days to the pursuit of remarkable art – whether it’s heading to the mighty fair that’s Frieze, checking out the Barbican’s new indoor rain installation, watching a critically-acclaimed film, or getting acquainted with six robots named Paul who are offering to draw your portrait for free this weekend.
It is a far cry from the glamour of Hollywood, but through the power of film the British Red Cross is tackling the deadly cholera outbreak in Sierra Leone.
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